Some tips for a safe internet browsing
After the publication of the latest security report from Microsoft Microsoft Security Intelligence report
, it will be wise to enforce on some security measures to protect your PC. Microsoft's latest report on the safety data shows that software key generators (Keygens) are currently the greatest threat to the security of computer systems. *These tools can createlicense codes and serial numbers that are used to activate and authenticate cracked application. Seemingly harmless, these "keygens" are increasingly being used to introduce malware on the computers.
So the best way to protect yourself against the keygens is to avoid using them. But what about the other viruses or malicious software, here are some golden rules and good practices to secure your PC:
- Keep your system and the antivirus up-to-date. In addition, many browser extensions such as AdBlock Plus, NoScript and Ghostery, help prevent advertisers from tracking the user and reduce the number of scripts and malicious pop-up that appears in the browser window.
- On mobile devices, configure the automatic update of installed applications. Check that the operating system does not require an update too.
- In case of uncertainty about bit.ly links in Twitter messages, click on the "+" at the end of the bit.ly URL to see the stats of thepage. This will reveal the complete address and can help you to avoid spam.
- Avoid Online surveys giving free access to expensive services and prizes in exchange for filling questionnaires are most of the time fictitious. Also beware of fake applications on social network such as Facebook and Tumblr. Hint: they often require the completion of a questionnaire to "unlock" a particular feature.
- Watch out for suspicious links on the instant messaging services and chat. When in doubt, ask contacts to confirm their identity.